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Robertson Library Parenting Room Unavailable

By Curtin Library 21 February 2017 Facilities News & events No Comments »

Due to works being completed the Parenting and Rest Room on Level 2 of the Robertson Library will be unavailable on Wednesday 22 February.

During this time, clients may use facilities in the Counselling and Health Services building 109.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Dr Narrelle Morris visits Robertson Library

By Curtin Library 21 February 2017 News & events No Comments »

Dr Narrelle Morris recently signed a copy of her book Australia’s War Crime Trials, 1945-51 for Curtin University Library.


This unique volume provides a detailed analysis of Australia’s 300 war crimes trials conducted in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.


Thanks to Curtin Law School Senior Lecturer Dr Morris for visiting Robertson Library. You can borrow Australia’s War Crime Trials, 1945-51 from the Library collection.

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Catalogue Tip 3: finding items

By Curtin Library 21 February 2017 News & events No Comments »

First, search for an item through the Library Catalogue and go into the item record.

For physical items:

Click on the Check Availability tab in the item’s record. The Library location will indicate where it can be found on the shelf and if it is available to borrow.

For electronic items:

Click the Online Resource tab to view online journal articles, eBooks and other resources.

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Catalogue Tip 2: getting help

By Curtin Library 16 February 2017 News & events No Comments »

The Using the Library Catalogue LibGuide demonstrates how to:

  • search the catalogue,
  • locate items,
  • request items,
  • and useful tips about getting the most out of the Catalogue.

Get a headstart on your search and check out the Using the Library Catalogue LibGuide.

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Orientation Week at the Library

By Curtin Library 16 February 2017 News & events No Comments »

New to Curtin University or need to brush up on your library skills? Come along to a Library Orientation event to get a head start on your studies.

Library Tours

Discover the great facilities and resources at Robertson Library. Your opportunity to ask questions! Maximum 100 attendees per session, no need to book but arrive early to secure your place.

Monday 20 February 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm
Tuesday 21 February 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 5pm
Thursday 23 February 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 4pm 5pm
Friday 24 February 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm

30 minute tours. Meet at Lounge @ your Library, level two, building 105.

Library Essentials

Learn how many books you can borrow, how to read an e-Book or access a journal article. Maximum 50 attendees per session, no need to book but arrive early to secure your place.

Monday 20 February 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm
Tuesday 21 February 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm
Thursday 23 February 12pm 1pm 2pm
Friday 24 February 12pm 1pm 2pm

30 minute sessions. Meet in room 412, level four, building 105.

ODAY stall

The Library and Makerspace will be at Curtin Student Guild ODAY from Wednesday 22 February 12pm to 4pm. Drop by to learn how the Library can help you with your studies or get involved with Curtin’s very own Makerspace.

Library Makerspace

Catch the Makerspace near Angazi Café and decorate your own library bag! Creating from 11am to 2pm on Tuesday 21 February and Thursday 23 February.

New to Curtin Library Guide

Not based at Bentley or can’t make it to Orientation Week? Our New to Curtin Library LibGuide will help you get the most out of the Library. Learn about your Library card, how to borrow, how to access online journals and much more.


Visit the Orientation website for more information.

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Preparing unit readings for semester one

By Curtin Library 16 February 2017 News & events 2 Comments »

Staff involved in the creation of Reading Lists should be aware in the week beginning 20 February, the Library will remove the ‘Reserve/e-Reserve’ tab from the Library catalogue. This will mean that students will not be able to search for Reading List items in the catalogue by unit number or lecturer name. However, library resources will still be discoverable in the total catalogue.

University Copyright procedures require you must arrange your unit readings through the Library. If you wish to self-audit your Blackboard for copyright compliance you can use the resources provided by the University copyright team. You can contact the University Copyright team by emailing

To ensure students can access their Reading Lists, please check that your Reading List is associated correctly with each Blackboard instance and your Reading List has been published.

For further assistance, please contact

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New espace is now live!

By Curtin Library 14 February 2017 News & events No Comments »

Curtin’s institutional repository espace, migrated to a new software platform on 2 February 2017. New features include:

  • better search and browse functions,
  • suggestion of related items to users at an item level; enabling serendipity discovery and increased exposure of espace items,
  • filtering search results by access status; making it easier to locate open access items,
  • usage statistics available at site, collection, and item level,
  • most popular items, most popular authors, and where our visitors come from statistics are now available.

Old persistent links are being redirected so existing bookmarks and references will resolve to the correct location in the new system. All espace records are assigned a handle identifier, enabling persistent linking and altmetrics tracking.

Import of publication records from SCRIPT to espace is now discontinued. Integration with Elements (the University Publications Management System replacing SCRIPT) will commence as soon as possible. However, there will be a period where no publication records will be ingested to espace. If you need to submit items to espace during this period, please contact the espace team at

Curtin theses submission and cataloguing will continue as normal.

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact the espace team at

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Catalogue Tip 1: logging in

By Curtin Library 13 February 2017 News & events No Comments »

You’ll receive more search results when you’re logged into the Library Catalogue. This is because some search results are restricted to authorised users. Logging on from an on campus computer automatically gives you authorised access, but off campus you are not authorised until you have logged in. So for maximum results, it is best to log in.

By logging into the Library Catalogue you’ll also be able to:

  • request items that are on loan or held at another Curtin Library,
  • place document delivery requests (if you are eligible for this service),
  • store search queries and records of library items in your eShelf,
  • set up alerts for your search queries,
  • access online journal articles,
  • access your Borrower Information, and
  • tag and review items.

Don’t forgot to log in next time you use the Catalogue!

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Toilet improvements at Robertson Library

By Curtin Library 13 February 2017 News & events 1 Comment »

To improve your Library experience, Robertson Library toilets will be periodically closed for mechanical improvements over the next two weeks. At least one group of toilets should be open on each level during this time.

The Library apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Hazel Hawke Portrait

By Curtin Library 10 February 2017 JPML News & events No Comments »

The portrait of Hazel Hawke by artist Sally Robinson was painted for the 2000 Archibald Prize competition. The acrylic on canvas portrait was part of the Archibald Refuses Exhibition in 2000.

The painting was donated to the JCPML by Ms Robinson and Hazel Hawke, and is part of the Hazel Hawke Collection held at the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library.

The portrait is now on display in the JCPML Reading Room.



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